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“Don't miss this just because it's outside the city walls”
Review of Domus Romana

Domus Romana
Ranked #6 of 21 things to do in Rabat
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Owner description: OPEN MONDAY - SUNDAY from 09.00 Till 17.00Hrs (last admission at 16.30Hrs). The mosaic pavements in the Domvs Romana at Rabat rank among the finest and oldest mosaic compositions from the western Mediterranean, alongside those of Pompeii and Sicily. They were discovered in 1881 just outside Mdina in the remains of a rich and sumptuously decorated town house of the Roman period. This museum was one of the very first to be opened to the public in Malta.The small museum of the Domvs Romana is built around the remains of a rich, aristocratic roman town house (domvs) which was accidentally discovered in 1881. Although very little remains from the house itself, the intricate mosaics which survived for centuries, as well as the artefacts found within the remains, are testimony of the original richness and story of this fantastic abode.The current Museum building does not only preserve some of the most precious Roman remains but also provides a glimpse into the lives of a Roman domestic household, from the actual division of roles in a Roman family, to fashion, education, entertainment, food and drink.
Reviewed 28 February 2012

We went to this Roman house simply because we had bought a Malta pass and it was on the list of places we could visit. What we found was a wonderfully presented Roman house, very different from the other sites we had visited. It is well worth exploring so don't miss it after visiting Mdina, it's just the other side of the car park to the left of the main city entrance.

Date of experience: February 2012
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Reviewed 19 December 2011

We were about to pay the entrance fee when the man at the desk told us we could visit 3 attractions for 12 Euro. Excellent value.
Very interesting attraction with a lot of artefacts on display, with excellent descriptions of each item. The mosaic floors were very impressive and I would highly recommend this attraction. Take a trip round Rabat and nearby Mdina in the Tourist Train which stops outside the Domus Romana and costs 4 Euro 60 cents. Nothing negative to report.

Date of experience: December 2011
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